In 15 years from now there will be only one premier single-seater racing series. But which one will it be: Formula 1 or Formula E?
This question was put to me in Barcelona by a sponsor who has been in Formula 1 for a number of years and likes to think about the way things are heading. Sponsors are certainly heading to FE; some are leaving F1 behind, such as insurance giant Allianz, others are supplementing their F1 activity with a foot in the sustainable-racing camp.
The momentum behind FE has been growing steadily in the past 12 months, with news that Porsche and Mercedes would be joining the other manufacturers in the series, then with the announcement of electricity giant ABB as title sponsor, and more recently founder and CEO Alejandro Agag's bold offer to buy out the other FE shareholders for €600million.